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The Story Of Parliament Book Launch

Thursday Jul 30 2015

We are very proud to announce we have been featured amongst other top British design houses in a new publication celebrating the best of all things British.

“The Story of Parliament: Celebrating 750 Years of Parliament in Britain”, published by St James House Media, commemorates the 750th anniversary of the origins of parliament in Britain, tracing the history of the country’s political development from that point, and profiling the huge scope of design, manufacturing and industry talent coming out of the nation in the current day.

We feature alongside a wide spectrum of British fashion brands, including Hobbs, The Leather Satchel Company and Cole & Son, in addition to a diverse array of British companies in a variety of fields, such as Vision Express, Ordnance Survey, and Selfridges & Co.

Having launched with a champagne reception in the cloisters of Westminster Abbey, the book is distributed worldwide through embassies, to senior political figures and trade organisations, and also available online in e-book form, and we couldn't be more proud to be part of it.

For our feature, read below, or take a look at the full book online here. 


"The founder of Harlow & Fox, Leanna Williams, knows the merit of wearing the right garment to a special occasion.
Or, more specifically, the right underwear.

“It’s like shoes – you don’t always wear one pair,” she says. “Likewise it’s important to wear different lingerie – to have the choice.”

Based in Brighton, Harlow & Fox makes luxurious lingerie for the larger bust, boasting exquisite design, a wholly made-in-Britain status and an all-important injection of old-time glamour. Williams launched the brand in 2013 and, just over a year later, it won Full Bust Brand of the Year at the 2014 UK Lingerie awards.

“I was honoured to win,” says Williams. “It gives us an unrivalled seal of approval.”

The company may be small but – as it knows more than most – size isn’t everything. “It means I play a part in everything,” says Williams, “designing, fabric shopping, concept development, production
– even mastering the spreadsheets!”

And great emphasis is placed on attention to detail. “Designing for the fuller bust means complicated construction and technical strictness,” she says. “It’s time-consuming but I’d rather spend longer getting something perfect.”

Which is perfect, because special occasions require the right garment – outerwear or underwear."